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What Do You Think About The Current Mega Millions And Powerball Lottery Jackpots?

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Posted: April 8, 2012, 9:10 am - IP Logged

The POWERBALL rolled over from $80M to $94M (+$14M) last night.

The following was stated in the  PB website questions and answers page.

"The minimum jumps will now be by at least $10 million each draw (up from $5 million in the old game)."

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    Posted: April 8, 2012, 9:40 am - IP Logged

    The POWERBALL rolled over from $80M to $94M (+$14M) last night.

    The following was stated in the  PB website questions and answers page.

    "The minimum jumps will now be by at least $10 million each draw (up from $5 million in the old game)."

    They guarantee at least $10M jumps. It went $14M. Apparently they sold enough tics that it warranted a $14M increase. It doesn't matter to me. Either way I retire IF I win it.

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      Posted: April 8, 2012, 9:47 am - IP Logged

      They guarantee at least $10M jumps. It went $14M. Apparently they sold enough tics that it warranted a $14M increase. It doesn't matter to me. Either way I retire IF I win it.

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        Posted: April 8, 2012, 9:58 am - IP Logged

        They guarantee at least $10M jumps. It went $14M. Apparently they sold enough tics that it warranted a $14M increase. It doesn't matter to me. Either way I retire IF I win it.

        You have to be in it to win it.

        The world's biggest lottery jackpot ($656M MM jackpot) took $32 from me. I will not make the same mistake again.

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          Posted: April 8, 2012, 10:24 am - IP Logged

          The PB folks are probably going to be stealing from their jackpot fund for a while though, because they probably had to dig in to their cash reserves last night to pay all those match 5+0 winners, especially the five $2 million PowerPlay winners, since only ~3 million players purchased the PowerPlay option for last nights draw.

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            Posted: April 8, 2012, 10:36 am - IP Logged

            The PB folks are probably going to be stealing from their jackpot fund for a while though, because they probably had to dig in to their cash reserves last night to pay all those match 5+0 winners, especially the five $2 million PowerPlay winners, since only ~3 million players purchased the PowerPlay option for last nights draw.

             Not to throw the subject off, but those match 5 winners included someone in NYC playing the same numbers twice. What luck.


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              Posted: April 8, 2012, 2:29 pm - IP Logged

              You have to be in it to win it.

              The world's biggest lottery jackpot ($656M MM jackpot) took $32 from me. I will not make the same mistake again.

              Thousands of people (probably on the very low side), dropped thousands and even tens of thousands of dollars, on that historic MM lottery!

              $32 represents a relatively small wager THRIFTY. Suppose you could have spent just $1 on a QP?

               

              Next time MM, or if PB should ever sky rocket to $500+ million then you can make amends!

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                Posted: April 8, 2012, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

                Thousands of people (probably on the very low side), dropped thousands and even tens of thousands of dollars, on that historic MM lottery!

                $32 represents a relatively small wager THRIFTY. Suppose you could have spent just $1 on a QP?

                 

                Next time MM, or if PB should ever sky rocket to $500+ million then you can make amends!

                "$32 represents a relatively small wager THRIFTY. Suppose you could have spent just $1 on a QP?"

                That's exactly what I was thinking, I would have felt better spending $1 on it. I thought about buying 1QP, because I have not seen anybody winning $10k, $250k or the jackpot where I live.

                Lottery players think that ny is a gold mine when it comes to winning jackpots, but  I do not see the winnings spread out. Long island ny wins most of the jackpots.

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                  Posted: April 8, 2012, 2:49 pm - IP Logged

                   Not to throw the subject off, but those match 5 winners included someone in NYC playing the same numbers twice. What luck.

                  I am playing to win a MM or PB jackpot, although I do not mind winning other prizes. I feel that spending $5, $10, or $20 on a jackpot is not a bad deal.

                  Would you keep spending $5 to $20 on a rolling jackpot? I can't do it repeatedly.

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                    Posted: April 8, 2012, 5:25 pm - IP Logged

                    ...I think that as it grows, more and more and more people are going to jump in on it because it'll finally be worth playing, and, enough money for them to (try and) win. This is so amazing because when I saw this thread the only thing I could think of was the phrase I overheard a couple of weeks ago, "Yeah, I don't mess with the "low jackpots." They've got to get up there for me to play..."

                    Obviously, $12million or so just won't help his bank account. Oh, well. To each their own and best of luck!

                     

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                      Posted: April 8, 2012, 8:37 pm - IP Logged

                      You have to be in it to win it.

                      The world's biggest lottery jackpot ($656M MM jackpot) took $32 from me. I will not make the same mistake again.

                      There were about 640 million losing tickets that night and you're whining about losing $32?

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                        Posted: April 8, 2012, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

                        You have to be in it to win it.

                        The world's biggest lottery jackpot ($656M MM jackpot) took $32 from me. I will not make the same mistake again.

                        $32? That was silly. You do know that buying more tickets doesn't improve your odds, right?

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                          Posted: April 8, 2012, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

                          There were about 640 million losing tickets that night and you're whining about losing $32?

                          The lottery becomes a Win or Lose situation once you buy a ticket.

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                            Posted: April 8, 2012, 10:16 pm - IP Logged

                            $32? That was silly. You do know that buying more tickets doesn't improve your odds, right?

                            I just need to be in the right place at the right time to win a lottery jackpot.

                            I know about the odds. I usually read my signature before I buy tickets.

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                              Posted: April 8, 2012, 10:19 pm - IP Logged

                              The lottery becomes a Win or Lose situation once you buy a ticket.

                              Thrifty, suprised at you.

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